Dancer-choreographer Ayako Kato tackles the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster
Matt de la Peña
November 11, 2015 at 3:00PM
For Blue Fish II, Kato teams with performance artist/activist Bryan Saner to reflect on what she calls the "dysfunction and equilibrium of human behavior," particularly in the realms of nature and "oppressive economics, militarism, and segregation." During trips to Fukushima in 2012 and 2013, Kato says, she gained insight into the struggles between locals reeling from the disaster and Japanese officials struggling to contain it (a subsequent commission charged with investigating the accident found that, despite the earthquake and tsunami that launched it, the nuclear disaster was "manmade," its direct causes of the accident all foreseeable).